Paramedics tried to save boy's life even after ambulance ambushed

An eight-year-old patient died when the ambulance he was in was ambushed on its way to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

Director of Emergency Medical Services in the Western Cape, Dr Shaheem de Vries says the attack on paramedics is completely paralysing when people get victimised for the work they love.

As the manager of a team of incredible people, I find it very daunting and powerless to sit there and watch them unravel...

Dr Shaheem de Vries, Director of Emergency Medical Services in the Western Cape

De Vries says he was inspired to hear that after the paramedics went through the attack they got on the ambulance and continued with their job because of the condition the patient was in. Unfortunately they weren't able to save the boy.

I cannot imagine anyone thinking of someone at the time and that illustrate just why I have to keep on doing this.

Dr Shaheem de Vries, Director of Emergency Medical Services in the Western Cape

De Vries says he is thankful of the support he is being getting from the Western Cape government, City of Cape Town and Metro police.

To hear the rest of the interview, listen below:


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